May 29, 2006
Memorial Day 2006 was surely a hot one. However you honored it, it was important to stay cool.
With the mercury hovering around the 90 degree mark, most people on this Memorial Day spent the day cooling off in Chris Green Lake.
"The kids just wanted to enjoy some sun and swimming, so we decided to take them to the lake today," said Pat Costello.
Jared Carlson had another reason for coming.
"Just spending the day at the beach getting some sun, probably go for a little swim, trying to keep cool."
"We had a picnic earlier and then we came and just swam", explained Quintin Franklyn after a dip in the lake.
Barbecues were next on the agenda.
"Matter of fact, we just went swimming and we going for a barbecue right now and then come back later for a dip", explained Pat Costello.
"We're going to have a barbecue later", said Quintin Franklyn.
Aside from the fun in the sun, some took some time to remember the troops.
"Remembering the people in the service, and I have a...sister-in-law in the Army stationed down in Georgia, and it's unfortunate that she couldn't spend the day with us as well," said Leslie Hildebrand who spent the day with her family.
The Chris Green Lake is opened from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. daily, except when Albemarle County schools are in session.